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CBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
people of south africa, to the people of africa, to the people of the world as to how authorities is to be exercised. >> reporter: almost 60 heads of state including president barack obama and most of the living former u.s. presidents will attend mandela's memorial and funeral services this week. from a massive ceremony at a johannesburg stadium tuesday to lying in state in the capitol pretoria to burial next sunday in his ancestral village in the eastern cape province, it's expected to be one of the largest global gatherings in recent history. >> reporter: you say 11,000 troops? >> 11,000 troops have been deployed. >> reporter: defense minister nosiviwe mapisa-nqakula is overseeing security. she says soldier, the air force, national and city police all are being deployed to control and protect tens of thousands of mourners. >> this is a test for us. and we know that and believe that people will be watching how south africa perform. >> today a south african's pray, >> reporter: today a south african's pray, they also worry, the show of affection for mandela by world leaders and citiz
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
who attended. mr. obama urged young people in south africa and around the world to remember mandela and make his work their own. here's hill with whitaker. >> reporter: hours before the memorial service people started pouring into the huge soccer stadium. not even pouring rain could dampen their spirit. outside, a parade of dignitaries and celebrities were streaming in. more than 90 world leaders came to show their respect for nelson mandela. princes, high ministers, three former and one current u.s. president. when president obama appeared -- >> president barack obama. (cheers and applause) >> reporter: -- the crowd erupted. then he stood to eulogize mandela. his speech was personal. >> over 30 years ago, while still a student, i learned of mandela and the struggle taking place in this beautiful land and it stirred something in me. it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself and it set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. and while i will always fall short of my deepest examples, he makes me want to be a better man. >> reporter: his speech was pass
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
, thank you very much. president obama is on his way to south africa for tomorrow's memorial for nelson mandela. also aboard air force one are the first lady, former president george w. bush and his wife and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents clinton and carter are traveling separately. mark phillips is in johannesburg. >> reporter: when the life being remembered is nelson mandela's life, even the family dances as it mourns. this is the oldest grandson and now, as oldest male, head of the mandela clan. he could only move through the crowd of dancers by joining them. he was meeting up with the rest of the family at the mandela home. they had gathered to go together to a last private viewing of the body, still being held in a military morgue, before the mandela farewell becomes a grand event. as many as 100 world leaders have said they'll attend the first and largest event of the week-long commemoration. the memorial service expected to fill the national soccer stadium. with much of the world's ruling class on hand, along with president obama, security is a huge
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. >> pelley: president obama used the word "modiba" an honorary title that translates as father. major garrett at the white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village called umvezo. his mother named him holy sashava meaning troublemaker, but later a teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg at 23, he became one of the nation's first black lawyers and joined the opposition african national congress in the early 1940s, devoting himself then to peacefully ending apartheid. then in 1960, 69 peaceful black demonstrators were killed by white south african police in the infamous sharpeville massacre. mandela came to believe that the mandela came to believe that the only recourse then was violence. >> there are many people who feel that it i
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